Olympus X-710 manual

User manual for the Olympus X-710 in English. This PDF manual has 110 pages.

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Thank you for purchasing an Olympus digital camera. Before you start to use your new camera, please read these instructions carefully to enjoy optimum performance and a longer service life. Keep this manual in a safe place for future reference. We recommend that you take test shots to get accustomed to your camera before taking important photographs. In the interest of continually improving products, Olympus reserves the right to update or modify information contained in this manual. The images of the LCD screen and illustrations of the camera used in this manual may differ from the actual product. For this manual, all of the images are based on the FE-110/X-705 model. DIGITAL CAMERA Advanced Manual FE-110/X-705 FE-100/X-710 Detailed explanations of all the functions for getting the most out of your camera. Camera Settings Basic Operation Shooting Playing Back Printing Online Pictures Troubleshooting
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2 How to use this manual (Indications used in this manual A sample page is shown below to explain how to read the instructions in this manual. Look at it carefully before taking or viewing pictures. See the reference pages for further details on how to use the buttons or menus. (Basic and Advanced Manuals The instruction manual accompanying this camera is divided into two parts: the Basic Manual and the Advanced Manual (this document). Basic Manual This manual gives you easy-to-follow explanations on how to take pictures and view them so that you can get started quickly. Go ahead and take some pictures! You will also find information on the camera’s main functions as well as how to make prints and enjoy your pictures on a computer. Advanced Manual This manual introduces you to the camera’s many functions after you have mastered the basics. It will help you to use the camera’s capabilities to take much more creative pictures, with more fun! Playing back still pictures 4 Playback Pictures taken with the camera held vertically are displayed horizontally. This function lets you rotate such pictures 90° clockwise or counterclockwise so that they are oriented correctly. [y] i g“How to use the menus” (P. 14) 1 Press ^] to select the picture you want to rotate. 2 Press [\ to select [w] or [s], and press i. • The rotated picture is displayed. 3 Press [\ to select [EXIT], and press i. • Press to exit the menu. Picture rotation Note Original picture [s] [w] Note Important information on factors which may lead to a malfunction or operational problems. Also warns of operations that should be absolutely avoided. TIPS Useful information and hints that will help you get the most out of your camera. g Reference pages describing details or associated information. This sample page is only for your reference. It may differ from the actual page in this manual. Indicates either shooting mode or playback mode. g“Switching between the shooting mode and the playback mode” (P. 9), “Shooting mode/Playback mode notation” (P. 9) Select the menus in the order indicated by . g“How to use the menus” (P. 14), “Menu notation” (P. 16)
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3 Composition of the manual The title page of each chapter gives a short description of the contents. Be sure to check it out. Basic operation Tips before you start taking pictures Shooting Playback Useful functions Printing pictures Connecting the camera to a computer Appendix Miscellaneous Troubleshooting. For when you want to know the names of parts, see a list of menus, or find what you are looking for. You’ll find important points for getting the most out of your camera here. Read this part before taking pictures. To view, and sort the pictures you have taken. Settings to make your camera easier to use. To print the pictures you have taken. To enjoy the pictures you have taken on a computer. How to use OLYMPUS Master. P. 7 P. 17 P. 27 P. 39 P. 50 P. 56 P. 72 P. 88 P. 104 Table of Contents P. 4 From shooting basics to handy picture-taking functions. 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3
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4 Table of Contents How to use this manual....................................................................... 2 Composition of the manual ................................................................. 3 1 Basic operation - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -7 Power on/off........................................................................................ 8 Switching between the shooting mode and the playback mode ... 9 How to use the mode dial.................................................................. 10 How to use the direct buttons............................................................ 11 Using the direct buttons .............................................................. 13 How to use the menus ...................................................................... 14 Using the menus ......................................................................... 15 2 Tips before you start taking pictures - - - - - -17 If correct focus cannot be obtained................................................... 18 How to focus (focus lock)............................................................ 18 Subjects that are difficult to focus on .......................................... 19 Record mode ............................................................................... 20 Still picture record modes............................................................ 20 Movie record modes.................................................................... 21 Number of storable still pictures/remaining recording time ......... 21 To change the record mode........................................................ 22 Recording pictures ............................................................................ 23 Relationship between the internal memory and the card............ 23 Using a card...................................................................................... 24 Card basics ................................................................................. 24 Inserting a card ........................................................................... 24 3 Shooting - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -27 Selecting a shooting mode according to the situation....................... 28 Zooming in on a distant subject ........................................................ 30 Taking close-up pictures (macro/super macro) ..................... 31 Flash shooting ............................................................................. 32 Recording movies ...................................................................... 34 Self-timer shooting ...................................................................... 35 Panorama shooting........................................................................... 36 Adjusting picture brightness (exposure compensation) .............. 38
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Table of Contents 5 4 Playback - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -39 Playing back still pictures .................................................................. 40 Selecting the number of pictures .......................................... 41 Slideshow .............................................................................. 41 Picture rotation ...................................................................... 42 Playing back movies .................................................................. 43 Playback on TV................................................................................. 44 VIDEO OUT - Setting the output signal type............................... 45 Protecting pictures .................................................................... 46 Erasing pictures .................................................................. 47 Single-frame erase ................................................................ 47 All-frame erase ...................................................................... 48 Formatting ............................................................................. 49 5 Useful functions - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -50 Selecting a language .............................................................. 51 Setting the date and time .......................................................... 52 Resetting the settings to the default (RESET) .................................. 53 Copying pictures to a card (BACKUP) .............................................. 54 Setting the time period to switch to the sleep mode (SLEEP)........... 55 Checking the image processing functions (PIXEL MAPPING) ......... 55 6 Printing pictures - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -56 Direct printing (PictBridge) ................................................................ 57 Using the direct printing function................................................. 57 Connecting the camera to a printer............................................. 58 Printing pictures .......................................................................... 59 Easy printing ............................................................................... 59 Print mode................................................................................... 60 Print order mode ......................................................................... 63 Exiting direct printing................................................................... 65 If an error code is displayed ........................................................ 66 Print settings (DPOF) .................................................................. 67 How to make print reservations................................................... 67 All-frame reservation ............................................................ 69 Single-frame reservation ....................................................... 70 Resetting print reservation data ............................................ 71
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Table of Contents 6 7 Connecting the camera to a computer- - - - -72 Flow................................................................................................... 73 Using OLYMPUS Master .................................................................. 74 What is OLYMPUS Master?........................................................ 74 Installing OLYMPUS Master ....................................................... 75 Connecting the camera to a computer.............................................. 79 Starting up OLYMPUS Master .......................................................... 80 Displaying camera images on a computer........................................ 82 Downloading and saving images ................................................ 82 Viewing still pictures and movies ...................................................... 84 Printing pictures ................................................................................ 85 To download and save images to a computer without using OLYMPUS Master....................................................................... 87 8 Appendix- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -88 Troubleshooting ................................................................................ 89 Error codes.................................................................................. 89 Troubleshooting .......................................................................... 90 Camera care ..................................................................................... 96 The battery........................................................................................ 97 AC adapter (optional)........................................................................ 98 Safety Precautions............................................................................ 99 Glossary of terms............................................................................ 103 9 Miscellaneous - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 104 Menu list.......................................................................................... 105 List of factory default settings.......................................................... 106 Modes and shooting functions ........................................................ 107 Index ............................................................................................... 108
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7 1 Basic operation Basic operation Being able to use the buttons effectively is important for operating the digital camera. Just display a menu on the monitor and use the buttons to choose a setting. Familiarize yourself with the buttons and menus before reading the explanations of the various functions. 1                       
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8 1 Basic operation Power on/off Power on: Press the power switch. The lens extends and the subject is displayed on the monitor. The orange lamp lights. The camera is ready for shooting (shooting mode). Power off: Press the power switch. The camera automatically retracts the lens and turns off. (The monitor also turns off.) The orange lamp goes out. Note • Never open the battery compartment/card cover, remove the card or the batteries, or connect or disconnect the AC adapter while the camera is turned on. Doing so may destroy all data in the internal memory or on the card. Destroyed data cannot be restored. When changing the card, be sure to turn the camera off before opening the cover. Power switch Orange lamp Monitor
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Power on/off 9 1 Basic operation Switching between the shooting mode and the playback mode Note • When the camera is turned on, sometimes the monitor flashes before displaying the picture. This is not a malfunction. 1920 1920 2592 2560 2560 10 10 27 27 05 05 5 2560 2560 1920 1920 • The object is displayed on the monitor. • The orange lamp lights. • The last taken picture is displayed on the monitor. • The green lamp on the camera lights. Press the k. Switching to the shooting mode (Shooting mode) Switching to the playback mode (Playback mode) Press the l or the shutter button. Playback button (k) Orange lamp Shooting button (l) Shutter button Green lamp In this manual, the following icons indicate the camera mode necessary for using functions. Indicates shooting mode. The orange lamp next to l is lit. Indicates playback mode. The green lamp next to k is lit. Shooting mode/Playback mode notation
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10 1 Basic operation How to use the mode dial This camera is capable of taking still pictures and movies. Use the mode dial to switch between shooting modes before taking pictures. When the mode dial is set to a mode, the explanation for that mode is displayed on the monitor (About the mode dial Suitable for general situations. i Suitable for taking portrait-style pictures. l Suitable for taking pictures of landscapes. m Suitable for taking pictures at night. o Suitable for taking self-portraits. n Records movies. TIPS • For details of each mode, see “Selecting a shooting mode according to the situation” (P.28). • You can change the mode dial before and after turning the camera on. 1920 1920 2592 2560 2560 Mode dial
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1 Basic operation 11 How to use the direct buttons The buttons that can be used in shooting mode and playback mode differ. (Direct buttons in shooting mode c k (Playback) button gP. 9 The camera switches to playback mode. d button gP. 14 The shooting mode menu is displayed. e (Flash mode) button gP. 32 This function is for selecting the flash mode. f m (Self-timer) button gP. 35 The self-timer switches on/off. g p button gP. 53 This function resets all settings to the factory default settings. h o (Macro) button gP. 31 This function is for selecting the macro shooting or the super macro shooting mode. i [F (Exposure compensation) button g P. 38 Adjust the exposure compensation value. g i c d f h e
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How to use the direct buttons 1 Basic operation 12 (Direct buttons in playback mode c l (Shooting) button gP. 9 The camera switches to shooting mode. d button gP. 14 The playback mode menu is displayed. e (Erase) button gP. 47 This function erases displayed pictures. c e d
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How to use the direct buttons 13 1 Basic operation Basic functions can be easily operated using the direct buttons. Use the arrow pad and i to make settings. Follow the buttons displayed on the screen to select and make each setting. How to set the flash mode using is shown below. 1 Press in shooting mode. • The flash mode selection screen is displayed. 2 Press [\ to select a flash mode. 3 Press i. • The camera is ready to shoot. • If not used for 3 seconds, the camera applies the current settings, and the setting screen disappears. Using the direct buttons Current setting Operating guide Selected setting
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14 1 Basic operation How to use the menus The menu is displayed on the monitor when is pressed with the camera on. This menu is used to make all camera settings. The menu items displayed in shooting mode and playback mode differ. EXIT Press . Shooting mode menu Playback mode menu Indicates menu page 1 out of 3. Indicates more pages below. Press to exit the menu, and the camera is ready to shoot. Press to exit the menu and return to playback mode.
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How to use the menus 15 1 Basic operation Use the arrow pad and i to select and set menu items. Follow the buttons displayed on the menu screen and use the arrow pad to make settings. How to use the menus using screens from shooting mode is shown below. Ex: Setting the [SLEEP] function 1 Press . • The menu is displayed. 2 Press [\ to select the setting, and press i or ]. • Unavailable settings cannot be selected. 3 Press [\ to change the setting, and press i or ^. Using the menus Selected setting 30sec 1min 3min 10min Selected setting
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How to use the menus 1 Basic operation 16 4 Press . • The menu closes, and the camera is ready to shoot. TIPS • Settings made in the menu are saved even if the camera is turned off. • Menu items common to both shooting mode and playback mode apply to the same setting, and the setting can be made from either mode. In this manual, procedures for using the menus are expressed as follows. • Ex: Steps 1 and 2 of setting the [SLEEP] function [SLEEP] i Menu notation
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17 2 Tips before you start taking pictures Tips before you start taking pictures Your pictures are almost guaranteed to come out well just by setting the mode dial to and pressing the shutter button. But occasionally, you can’t focus on your subject or the picture doesn’t come out the way you want… Just knowing which button to press or which setting to change can help you solve these problems. And did you know that by selecting an image size according to how you plan to use the pictures afterwards, you can store more pictures? These are just some of the hints provided in this chapter. SHQ SHQ SQ2 SQ2 SHQ SQ2 Online applications Ideas Ideas Printing applications 2                       
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2 Tips before you start taking pictures 18 If correct focus cannot be obtained The camera automatically detects the focus target in the frame. The level of contrast is one of the criteria it uses to detect the subject. The camera may fail to determine subjects with lower contrast than the surroundings or with an area of extremely strong contrast in the frame. If this happens, the simplest solution is to use the focus lock. 1 Position the AF target mark on the subject you want to focus on. • When shooting a hard-to-focus or fast- moving subject, focus the camera on an object about the same distance away as the subject. 2 Press the shutter button halfway until the green lamp lights. • When the focus and exposure are locked, the green lamp lights. • When the green lamp blinks, the focus and exposure are not locked. Release your finger from the shutter button, re-position the AF target mark on the subject and press the shutter button halfway again. 3 Keeping the shutter button pressed halfway, recompose your shot. How to focus (focus lock) 2560 2560 2560 1920 1920 1920 AF target mark Shutter button 2560 2560 2560 1920 1920 1920 Green lamp
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If correct focus cannot be obtained Tips before you start taking pictures 2 19 4 Press the shutter button fully. Under certain types of conditions, the auto focus may not work properly. In these cases, focus (focus lock) on an object with high contrast at the same distance as the intended subject, recompose your shot and then take the picture. If the subject has no vertical lines, hold the camera vertically and focus the camera using the focus lock function by pressing the shutter button halfway, then return the camera to the horizontal position while keeping the button pressed halfway and take the picture. Subjects that are difficult to focus on Shutter button The green lamp blinks. The subject cannot be brought into focus. Subject with low contrast Subject with an extremelybrightareain the center of the frame Subject without vertical lines Subjects at different distances Fast-moving subject The subject is not in the center of the frame The green lamp lights, but the subject cannot be brought into focus.
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2 Tips before you start taking pictures 20 Record mode You can select a record mode in which to take pictures or shoot movies. Select the best record mode for your purpose (printing, editing on a computer, website editing, etc.). For information on the image sizes for each record mode and memory capacity, see the table on P. 21. Record mode depicts the image size and compression rate of pictures you wish to record. Pictures are made from thousands of dots (pixels). If a picture with relatively few pixels is enlarged, it looks like a mosaic. A picture with many pixels is denser and clearer, but requires a larger file size (data size), decreasing the number of pictures that can be saved. Increasing the compression rate reduces the file size, but makes the pictures appear grainy. Image size The number of pixels (horizontal × vertical) used when saving an image. Save your pictures in a large image size to get clearer prints. Compression Image data is compressed and recorded. The higher the compression, the less clear the image will be. Still picture record modes Image size becomes larger Image becomes clearer Application Compression Image size Low compression High compression Select according to print size • FE-110/X-705 2560 × 1920 SHQ HQ • FE-100/X-710 2272 × 1704 1600 × 1200 – SQ1 For small-sized prints and websites 640 × 480 – SQ2 Picture with high number of pixels Picture with low number of pixels
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Record mode Tips before you start taking pictures 2 21 Movies are recorded in Motion-JPEG format. Still pictures Movies Movie record modes Number of storable still pictures/remaining recording time Record mode Image size Number of storable still pictures Internal memory Card (Using a 16 MB card) SHQ 2560 × 1920 (FE-110/X-705) 7 4 2272 × 1704 (FE-100/X-710) 9 5 HQ 2560 × 1920 (FE-110/X-705) 22 12 2272 × 1704 (FE-100/X-710) 28 16 SQ1 1600 × 1200 42 24 SQ2 640 × 480 160 91 Record mode Image size Remaining recording time (sec.) Internal memory Card (Using a 16 MB card) HQ 320 × 240 (15 frames/sec.) 85 sec. 48 sec. SQ 160 × 120 (15 frames/sec.) 340 sec. 194 sec. TIPS • When a picture is transferred to a computer, the size of the picture on the computer screen varies depending on the computer’s monitor setting. For instance, a picture taken with an image size of 1,024 × 768 fills the screen if you set the picture to 1× when the monitor setting is 1,024 × 768. However, if the monitor setting is over 1,024 × 768 (such as 1,280 × 1,024), the picture only takes up part of the screen. 2560 2560 1920 1920 2560 1920 Number of storable still pictures Remaining recording time
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Record mode 22 2 Tips before you start taking pictures [K] i g “How to use the menus” (P. 14) 1 For still pictures, select a record mode from [SHQ], [HQ], [SQ1] and [SQ2]. For movies, select a record mode from [HQ] and [SQ]. 2 Press i. • Press to exit the menu. Note • The number of storable still pictures and movie recording times listed in the table are approximate. • The number of storable still pictures may change according to the subject or factors like whether print reservations have been made or not. In certain instances, the number of remaining pictures does not change even when you take pictures or stored images are erased. To change the record mode For still pictures 2560 1920 2560 1920 D SHQ HQ SQ1 SQ2 640 480 1600 1200 For movies
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Tips before you start taking pictures 2 23 Recording pictures Pictures taken are stored in the internal memory. You can also use xD-Picture Card (referred to as “card” in this manual) to store pictures. The card has greater capacity than the internal memory, and so, is able to store more pictures. The card is convenient, for example, when you are traveling and you want to take a lot of pictures. (Internal memory basics The internal memory corresponds to the film of a normal camera for recording pictures you have taken. Pictures recorded and stored in the internal memory can easily be erased, overwritten, and/or edited on a computer. The internal memory cannot be replaced or removed from the camera. The monitor displays which memory (internal or card) is being used for shooting and displaying images. • The internal memory and the card cannot be used at the same time. • When the card is inserted, the internal memory is disabled. To use the internal memory, remove the card. • You can copy all the image data stored in the internal memory to a card. g“Copying pictures to a card (BACKUP)” (P. 54) Relationship between the internal memory and the card Monitor indications Shooting mode Playback mode [IN] Stores to the internal memory. Plays the pictures stored in the internal memory. [xD] Stores to the card. Plays the pictures stored on the card. 10 10 27 27 05 05 5 2560 2560 1920 1920 1920 1920 1920 2560 2560 2560 Current memory Shooting mode Playback mode
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2 Tips before you start taking pictures 24 Using a card Card is available for this camera. The card corresponds to the film of a normal camera for recording the pictures you have taken. Pictures recorded and stored on the card can easily be erased, overwritten, and/or edited on a computer. Using a card with larger capacity increases the number of images you can record. c Index area You can use this space to write the contents of the card. d Contact area The part where the data transferred from the camera enters the card. Compatible cards • xD-Picture Card (16 MB to 1 GB) 1 Make sure the camera is turned off. • The monitor is off. • The green lamp and the orange lamp on the camera are off. • The lens is retracted. Card basics Note • This camera may not recognize a non-Olympus card or a card that was formatted on another device (computer, etc.). Before use, be sure to format the card on this camera. g“Formatting” (P. 49) Inserting a card c d Orange lamp Green lamp Monitor
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Using a card Tips before you start taking pictures 2 25 2 Holding the lock button, slide the battery compartment/card cover in the direction of A, and then lift it in the direction of B. • Use the ball of your finger to slide the cover. Do not use your fingernail as this could result in injury. (Inserting the card 3 Face the card the correct way and insert it into the card slot as shown in the illustration. • Insert the card while keeping it straight. • The card stops with a click when it is inserted all the way. • Inserting the card the wrong way or at an angle could damage the contact area or cause the card to jam. • If the card is not inserted all the way, data may not be written to the card. Lock button Battery compartment/ card cover The position of the card inserted correctly Notch Index area
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Using a card 26 2 Tips before you start taking pictures (Removing the card 3 Push the card all the way in and release slowly • The card protrudes slightly and stops. • Grasp the card and remove. 4 Close the battery compartment/card cover down onto the batteries in the direction of C, and then slide the cover in the direction of D. • Do not force the battery compartment/card cover if it is difficult to shut. Close the cover, press down firmly on the mark, and push in the direction of D. Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the card all the way in may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. Caution
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27 3 Shooting A professional photographer adjusts the exposure to the optimal setting, chooses the best focusing method and even selects the type of film according to the subject. With a digital camera, you don’t need to learn how to make difficult settings. Your camera will adjust the settings for you! All you have to do is choose a scene mode according to whether you are taking a landscape, a night scene, a portrait-style image or whatever, and the camera will set the best exposure and coloration. There’s nothing to it - just press the shutter button! 3                        Shooting 2560 2560 1920 1920 2560 1920 For shooting portraits 320 240 PORTRAIT 2560 2560 1920 1920 2560 1920 2560 2560 1920 1920 2560 1920 2560 2560 1920 1920 2560 1920 For normal shooting PROGRAMAUTO For recording movies MOVIE For shooting illuminated scenes at night NIGHT SCENE For shooting landscapes LANDSCAPE 2560 2560 1920 1920 2560 1920 Take picture of yourself while holding the camera. SELF PORTRAIT
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3 Shooting 28 Selecting a shooting mode according to the situation Use the mode dial to switch between shooting modes before taking pictures. You can take pictures with the optimum settings by setting the mode dial according to the shooting conditions or purpose. (Shooting mode Program Auto Suitable for general situations. The camera automatically uses settings that captures the scene in its natural colors. You can set other functions such as flash as desired. i Portrait Suitable for taking a portrait-style shot of a person. This mode is optimum for reproducing silky skin tones. l Landscape Suitable for taking pictures of landscapes and other outdoor scenes. Both the foreground and the background are in focus. Since blues and greens are vividly reproduced in this mode, it is excellent for shooting natural scenery. m Night Scene Suitable for shooting pictures in the evening or at night. The camera sets a slower shutter speed than is used in normal shooting. For example, if you take a picture of a street at night in mode, the lack of light will result in a dark picture with only dots of light. In the Night Scene shooting mode, the true appearance of the street is captured. Since the shutter speed is slow, make sure that you stabilize the camera by using a tripod. o Self Portrait Suitable for taking pictures of yourself - by yourself. The camera is set to focus at a short distance. Macro shooting and super macro shooting can not be set.
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Selecting a shooting mode according to the situation 29 Shooting 3 n Movie Records movies. As the focus is locked while recording, be sure to keep the distance between the camera and subject constant to avoid losing focus. Audio recording is not available. g“Recording movies” (P. 34) 1 Set the mode dial to , i, l, m, o or n. • When the mode dial is set to a mode, the explanation for that mode is displayed on the monitor. 2 Take the picture. 2560 2560 1920 1920 2560 1920
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3 Shooting 30 Zooming in on a distant subject Telephoto and wide-angle shooting are possible at 2.8x magnification (the optical zoom limit, equivalent to 38 mm - 106 mm on a 35 mm camera). By combining the optical zoom with the digital zoom, zoom magnification can be increased to a maximum of approximately 12x. 1 Press the zoom button. • The white area of the zoom indicator indicates the optical zoom. The red area of the zoom indicator indicates the digital zoom. The digital zoom is available when the cursor is reached the red area as pressing the zoom button toward T. Note • Pictures taken with the digital zoom may appear grainy. • In o mode, the zoom is not available. Zoom button 1920 1920 1920 2560 2560 2560 1920 1920 1920 2560 2560 2560 Wide-angle: Press the zoom button toward W to zoom out. Telephoto: Press the zoom button toward T to zoom in. The cursor moves left and right on the zoom indicator according to the zoom magnification. Press
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Shooting 3 31 Taking close-up pictures (macro/super macro) 1 Press o. • The macro settings screen is displayed. g“How to use the direct buttons” (P. 11) 2 Select macro mode, and press i. 3 Take the picture. Macro shooting ( ) : Use when shooting subjects close to you (W: 20 cm to 50 cm (0.7 ft. to 1.6 ft.)/T: 50 cm to 90 cm (1.6 ft. to 3.0 ft.)). Regular photographs can be taken, but the camera may take time to focus on distant subjects. Super macro shooting ( ) : Use when shooting subjects as close as 2 cm/0.8". The position of the zoom is fixed automatically and cannot be changed. The correct focus cannot be obtained for the normal shooting distance. Note • If you use the flash in macro mode, shadows may be conspicuous and the correct exposure may not be achieved. • During the super macro shooting, the zoom function and flash are not available. • In the o mode, macro shooting and super macro shooting are not available. Normal mode shooting Macro mode shooting Super macro shooting
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3 Shooting 32 Flash shooting Select the flash mode best suited to the light conditions and the effect you want to achieve. Flash working range: W (max.): Approx. 0.2 m to 3.8 m (0.7 ft. to 12.5 ft.) T (max.) : Approx. 0.5 m to 2.2 m (1.6 ft. to 7.2 ft.) Auto-flash (No indication) The flash fires automatically in low light or backlight conditions. Red-eye reduction flash (!) The light from the flash may make the subject’s eyes appear red in the picture. The red-eye reduction flash mode reduces this phenomenon by emitting pre-flashes before firing the regular flash. Fill-in flash (#) The flash fires regardless of the available light. This mode is useful for eliminating shadows on the subject’s face (such as shadows from tree leaves), in a backlight situation, or for correcting the color shift produced by artificial lighting (especially fluorescent light). Flash off ($) The flash does not fire even in low light conditions. Use this mode in situations where flash photography is not desired or is prohibited. You can also use this mode when shooting landscapes, sunsets, and other subjects outside the range of the flash. Note • After the pre-flashes, it takes about 1 second before the shutter is released. Hold the camera firmly, and prevent it from moving. • Effectiveness may be limited if the subject is not looking directly at the pre- flashes, or if the shooting range is too far. Individual physical characteristics may also limit effectiveness. Note • The fill-in flash may not have the desired effect under excessively bright light. Note • Since a slow shutter speed is automatically selected in low light situations when in the flash off mode, the use of a tripod is recommended to prevent your pictures from being blurred by camera movement. The subject’s eyes appear red.
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Flash shooting 33 Shooting 3 1 Press . • The flash settings screen is displayed. g“How to use the direct buttons” (P. 11) 2 Select the flash mode, and press i. • You can also set by pressing repeatedly. 3 Press the shutter button halfway. • In conditions where the flash will fire, # lights (flash stand-by). 4 Press the shutter button fully to take the picture. TIPS When the # (flash charge) indication blinks → The flash is charging. Wait until the # indication stops blinking and remains lit. Note • During panorama shooting, the flash is not available. • The flash may not give you the optimum result in macro mode. Check the resulting picture on the monitor. 1920 1920 1920 2560 2560 2560 # mark
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3 Shooting 34 Recording movies You can record movies with this camera. You can playback the recorded movies with this camera. Sound can not be recorded. The focus and zoom are locked. If the distance to the subject changes, focus may be compromised. 1 Turn the mode dial to n. • The remaining recording time in the internal memory or card is displayed on the monitor. 2 Decide the composition of the picture. • You can use the zoom button to enlarge your subject. 3 Press the shutter button fully to start recording. • The camera fixes the focus and zoom. • During movie recording, N lights red. 4 Press the shutter button again to stop recording. • When the remaining recording time has been used up, recording stops automatically. • When there is space in the internal memory or card, the remaining recording time (gP. 21) is displayed, and the camera is ready to shoot. Note • The flash is not available. • Remaining recording time may become exhausted quickly during recording. Try formatting the internal memory or card with your camera before continuing recording. g“Formatting” (P. 49) Remaining recording time • The camera continues to record the movie until the shutter button is pressed again or the space in the internal memory or card is exhausted. • If a single movie recording uses up all of the space in the internal memory or card, create space by erasing the movie or downloading it to a computer. Notes for recording long movies
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Shooting 3 35 Self-timer shooting This function lets you take pictures using the self-timer. Fix the camera securely on a tripod for self-timer shooting. This function is useful for taking pictures when you want to be included in the photograph. 1 Press m. • The self-timer settings screen is displayed. g“How to use the direct buttons” (P. 11) 2 Select [ON], and press i. 3 Press the shutter button fully to take the picture. • The self-timer lamp lights for approximately 10 seconds, then starts blinking. After blinking for approximately 2 seconds, the picture is taken. • To stop shooting while in n mode, press the shutter button fully again. • To cancel the self-timer, press ^. • The self-timer mode is automatically canceled after one shot. Self-timer lamp
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3 Shooting 36 Panorama shooting You can take advantage of panorama shooting with an Olympus xD- Picture Card. Panorama shooting lets you connect pictures with overlapping edges into a single panoramic picture, using the OLYMPUS Master software. [PANORAMA] i g“How to use the menus” (P. 14) 1 Use the arrow pad to choose at which edge you want to connect the pictures. ]: The next picture is connected at the right edge. ^: The next picture is connected at the left edge. [: The next picture is connected at the top. \: The next picture is connected at the bottom. The part of the previous picture where it will be joined to the next picture does not remain in the frame on the edge of the screen. You have to remember what the part in the frame looked like and take the next picture so it overlaps. Compose your shots so that the right edge of the previous picture overlaps with the left edge of the next picture if you are connecting pictures from left to right (or vice versa if you are connecting pictures from right to left). Connects pictures from left to right Connects pictures from bottom to top
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Panorama shooting 37 Shooting 3 2 Make sure that the edges of the pictures overlap, then take the pictures. • The focus and exposure are set by the first picture. Do not select an extremely bright subject (such as the sun) for the first picture. • You cannot adjust the zoom after the first picture. • Panorama shooting is possible for up to 10 pictures. • When you have taken 10 pictures, a warning mark g is displayed. 3 Press to exit panorama shooting. Note • Panorama mode can only be used when there is a card in the camera. Panorama mode is only available with Olympus cards. • [PANORAMA] is not available in o mode. • During panorama shooting, the flash is not available. • The camera itself cannot connect panorama pictures. The OLYMPUS Master software is necessary to connect the pictures.
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3 Shooting 38 Adjusting picture brightness (exposure compensation) This function allows you to make changes to the exposure setting. You can adjust the exposure in the range of ±2.0 EV in 1/3 EV steps. 1 Press [F. • The setting screen for the exposure compensation is displayed. 2 Press ^] to make adjustments, and press i. • Plus [+] increases brightness and minus [–] decreases brightness. 3 Take the picture. TIPS • Often bright subjects (such as snow) will turn out darker than their natural colors. Adjust toward + to make these subjects closer to their real shades. For the same reason, adjust toward – when taking dark subjects. • In some situations, you may get better results when the exposure that the camera sets is compensated (adjusted) manually. Note • If the flash is used, the image brightness (exposure) may differ from the intended brightness. • Exposure compensation cannot correct the image if the surroundings of the subject are extremely bright or dark.
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39 4 Playback With film-type cameras, you cannot see the pictures you have taken until the film has been developed. And aren’t you sometimes disappointed with the results when you do eventually see them? Pictures of blurred scenery or someone with their eyes shut. Or maybe you took several pictures of the same scene because you weren’t sure whether they would come out or not. That’s no way to record important memories! With a digital camera, you can review your pictures immediately. Just play the picture back as soon as you’ve taken it. If you don’t like what you see, erase and take it again. So don’t be afraid of pictures not coming out well - just keep on pressing that shutter button! 4                        Playback OK! SAVE! NO!
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4 Playback 40 Playing back still pictures When a card is in the camera, a picture from the card is displayed. To play back pictures from the internal memory, remove the card. 1 Press k. • The green lamp on the camera lights. • The last picture taken is displayed on the monitor (single-frame playback). • Use the arrow pad to switch between pictures. ^ : Display the previous picture ] : Display the next picture [ : Jumps to the picture 10 frames back. \ : Jumps to the picture 10 frames ahead. 2 Press T or W on the zoom button. • This allows you to enlarge the picture (close-up playback) or display an index of pictures (index display). 9 Close-up playback • Press T to enlarge the picture up to a maximum of 4×. • By using the arrow pad during close-up playback, you can scroll to different portions of the picture. • Pictures cannot be stored in an enlarged state. • Close-up playback is not available for movies. Index display • During index display, use the arrow pad to select the desired picture. • You can select the number of pictures to be displayed. g“Selecting the number of pictures” (P. 41) Press T to return to single-frame display Press W to return to single-frame display W T T W
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Playing back still pictures Playback 4 41 This function lets you select the number of pictures in an index display from 4 and 9. [G] i g“How to use the menus” (P. 14) 1 Select [4] or [9], and press i. • Press to exit the menu. This function displays still pictures stored in the internal memory or card one after another. Only the first frame of each movie is displayed. Select a still picture and display the menu. y : Plays back stored pictures in order, and stops at the end. x : Plays back stored pictures, and loops when it comes to the end. CANCEL : Returns to the playback menu. [m] i g“How to use the menus” (P. 14) 1 Select [y] or [x], and press i. • The slideshow starts. • Press i to stop the slideshow. Selecting the number of pictures Slideshow Note • You are recommended to use the optional AC adapter when running a slideshow for a long period of time. When using batteries, the slideshow stops after about 30 minutes and the camera turns off.
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Playing back still pictures 4 Playback 42 Pictures taken with the camera held vertically are displayed horizontally. This function lets you rotate such pictures 90° clockwise or counterclockwise so that they are oriented correctly. [y] i g“How to use the menus” (P. 14) 1 Press ^] to select the picture you want to rotate. 2 Press [\ to select [w] or [s], and press i. • The rotated picture is displayed. 3 Press [\ to select [EXIT], and press i. • Press to exit the menu. Picture rotation Note • The following pictures cannot be rotated. Movies, protected pictures, pictures that have been edited on a computer and pictures taken with another camera. • New picture orientations are saved even when the power is turned off. Original picture [s] [w]
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Playback 4 43 Playing back movies 1 Use the arrow pad to display a picture with n. g“Playing back still pictures” (P. 40) 2 Press i. • The movie is played back. When the movie is finished, the screen returns to playback mode. • Press i to cancel movie playback. Select [EXIT], and press i. Note • The orange lamp blinks while the camera is reading the movie from the internal memory or card. Reading of movies may take some time. Do not open the battery compartment/card cover while the orange lamp is blinking. Doing so may not only damage the data, but render the internal memory or card unusable. n mark Elapsed time/Total recording time
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4 Playback 44 Playback on TV Use the video cable provided with the camera to playback recorded images on your TV. Both a still picture and a movie can be played back. 1 Make sure that the TV and camera are turned off. Connect the VIDEO OUT jack on the camera to the video input terminal on the TV using the video cable. 2 Turn the TV on and set it to the video input mode. • For details of switching to video input, refer to your TV’s instruction manual. 3 Press the power switch to turn the camera on, and press k. • The last picture taken is displayed on the TV. Use the arrow pad to select the picture you want to display. • The close-up playback, index display and slideshow functions can also be used on a TV screen. • The monitor on the camera turns off when the video cable is connected. TIPS • You are recommended to use the optional AC adapter when using the camera with a TV. Note • The picture may appear off-center on the TV screen. Connect to the TV’s video input (yellow) terminal. Video cable VIDEO OUT jack Connector cover
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Playback on TV Playback 4 45 You can select NTSC or PAL according to your TV's video signal type. Select the video signal type before connecting the camera to the TV. If you select the wrong video signal type, the recorded pictures will not be played back properly on your TV. [VIDEO OUT] i g“How to use the menus” (P. 14) 1 Select [NTSC] or [PAL], and press i. • Press to exit the menu . VIDEO OUT - Setting the output signal type TIPS TV video signal types & main region Check the video signal type before connecting the camera to your TV. NTSC : Japan, Taiwan, Korea, North America PAL : European countries, China
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4 Playback 46 Protecting pictures You are recommended to protect important pictures to avoid accidentally erasing them. Protected pictures cannot be erased by the single-frame/all-frame erase function, but they are all erased by formatting. [0] i g“How to use the menus” (P. 14) 1 Press ^] to select the picture you want to protect. 2 Press [\ to select [ON], and press i. • Select [OFF] to cancel. 3 Press [\ to select [EXIT], and press i. • Press to exit the menu. Displayed when a picture is protected.
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Playback 4 47 Erasing pictures This function erases recorded pictures. Pictures can be erased either one at a time or all the pictures in the internal memory or card at once. • When you want to erase pictures in the internal memory, do not insert the card. • Insert the card when you want to erase pictures on the card. 1 Display the picture you want to erase, and press the button. • The [S ERASE] screen is displayed. g“How to use the direct buttons” (P. 11) “Playing back still pictures” (P. 40) 2 Select [YES], and press i. • The picture is erased, and the menu is exited. Note • You cannot erase protected pictures. Cancel protection before erasing such pictures. • Once erased, pictures cannot be restored. Check each picture before erasing to avoid accidentally erasing pictures you want to keep. g“Protecting pictures” (P. 46) Single-frame erase
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Erasing pictures 4 Playback 48 This function erases all the pictures in the internal memory or card. [MEMORY SETUP (CARD SETUP)] i g“How to use the menus” (P. 14) 1 Select [RALL ERASE], and press i. 2 Select [YES], and press i. • All the pictures are erased. All-frame erase
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Playback 4 49 Formatting This function lets you format the internal memory or card. Formatting prepares cards to receive data. • To format the internal memory, do not insert the card. • To format the card, have it inserted. • Before using non-OLYMPUS cards or cards which have been formatted on a computer, you must format them with this camera. All existing data, including protected pictures, are erased when the card is formatted. Make sure that you save or transfer important data to a computer before formatting the card. [ MEMORY FORMAT (IFORMAT)] i [MEMORY SETUP (CARD SETUP)] [ MEMORY FORMAT (IFORMAT)] i g“How to use the menus” (P. 14) 1 Select [YES], and press i. • The [BUSY] bar is displayed while the card is formatted. Note • Do not do any of the following during formatting as such actions may damage the card. Open the battery compartment/card cover, or connect or disconnect the AC adapter (regardless of whether there are batteries in the camera or not).
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50 5 Useful functions One of the key features of a digital camera is that you can view the pictures you have taken immediately. But that isn’t all. For instance, you can select the appropriate interface language for when your friends from abroad use the camera; make a back- up of the pictures from your camera to card media; or set the time before the camera enters sleep mode. Take advantage of the available functions and make your camera easy to use. Useful functions 30sec 1min 3min 10min                         5

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